Splendid Artworks in Historic Sikh Shrines: Conservation Perspective

By: Balvinder Singh |
  • ISBN: 978-93-83419-87-6
  • Publication Date: December 2019
  • Dimension: 11 x 8.5 in.
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Pages: 280


The book represents a passionate attempt aimed to bring into cognizance the condition of splendid artworks in spiritual, historic Sikh shrines (Gurdwaras) of
India and Pakistan. The photographic documentation of artworks in the form of Jaratkari (inlaid stone), Mohrakashi (frescoes), Tukri ( mirrors), Gach (gypsum) and gold
embossing depicts important facets and values of the society of that period: patience, belief in nature, soberness, and above all, the memories of our great Gurus.

This book would be enlightening about not only preserving the dilapidated art forms but also in many other ways, especially the various Sakhis related to Guru
Nanak Sahib in the form of Mohrakashi displayed in Gurdwara Baba Atal Rai in Amritsar. Further, this book would help in garnering the attention of concerned
people towards this important but neglected issue of preservation of artworks in historic Gurdwaras as well as the memoirs related to our great Gurus there in.

About the Author

Balvinder Singh

Dr Balvinder Singh is an eminent conservation spatial planner who believes that the sacred places and the artwork embedded have high relevance for humanity and could serve as guiding light for the future generations; hence these should be cared and preserved. He is former Head and Professor at Guru Ramdas School of Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He is an advisor to Indian Heritage Cities Network-Foundation (IHCN-F), an initiative of UNESCO, and a member of Heritage Advisory Committee, Shimla.